Denver, CO (PressExposure) June 30, 2014 -- AMZY Wins the Channel 93.3 Demo Derby
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMZY is thrilled to announce that they have won the 2014 KTCL Channel 93.3 Demo Derby Finale held at the Tavern Downtown on July 27th, 2014. AMZY was one of three finalists competing in the finale concert for hundreds of people. Each of the three finalists had won a Demo Derby round against dozens of other local bands that submitted demos. For the finale concert each of the 3 bands: AMZY, Rumours Follow & The Parkway, played 3 live songs for an audience of hundreds of people including the demo originally submitted. At the end of the show the audience was asked to cast a ballet for their favorite band and demo.
AMZY played three songs from their upcoming EP album, which is set to be released later this summer. The 3 song set list consisted of original songs written by Brennan Johnson & Sean Grant of AMZY including: Dirty Little Liar, Time to Change and 5 Minutes to Midnight. All three songs are available for streaming on their website AMZYMusic.com.
AMZY posted to their blog and facebook page a photo of the band members smiling ear to ear after the event along with the following message: "We feel so lucky to have shared the stage with two incredibly talented bands, Rumours Follow & The Parkway! We are so appreciative and humbled by of all of the love and support from everyone that came out to the Tavern Downtown last night for the KTCL Channel 933 Demo Derby Finale. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!"
AMZY has won the chance to record a garage session at the Channel 93.3 Garage and additional exposure.
AMZY has announced that they will be playing the 93.3 Christmas in July show next month at the Paramount and have been busy scheduling many other upcoming shows while still working hard in the studio recording their first album.
AMZY is a fresh alternative rock band from Denver, Colorado bringing unique sounds to life. While AMZY might be new to the music scene, AMZY front-man, Brennan Johnson, and guitarist, Sean Grant, have been collaborating and experimenting with music since they were young.
The duo met in 2005 when Brennan's family moved to Denver, Colorado from Melbourne, Australia. Their passion for music and creativity fueled their early music experimentation into different music genres.
From the beginnings of Brennan and Sean's music experimentation in "The Shed," to their involvement in the music outreach charity, 1LiquidHouse, to nighttime jam sessions with friends, to taking time to explore their individual music interests, their music style and talent has continued to grow and evolve.
"We have found that music gives us the ability to capture a specific moment in time, the emotions that we feel as we feel them, the lessons that we learn while we are learning them. We all have albums or songs that capture an emotion or event we experience in certain stages of our lives and when you hear that song years later, you feel all of those emotions flood through again. The goal in our music is to engage your emotions and take you for a ride."
The two have remained friends throughout the years and continued to explore their own musical interests. In 2008, Sean moved to Los Angeles, California after to pursue his love of music full time while attending the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. The two eventually reunited in 2011 and collaborated on various projects before creating AMZY in 2013.
"As we developed into AMZY, we realized that staying in an exclusive genre doesn't symbolize the freedom we have in finding our identity. Our music has an ever-evolving living breathing soul that finds life and inspiration in the stories surrounding us. AMZY is the outcome of a lot of experimentation between our styles," says lead singer Brennan Johnson, "we always start on two sides of influence and work to build a bridge to something we like."
Brennan and drummer, Connor Johnson, are brothers that moved to Denver from Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Connor moved back with family in 2009 and moved around in the Australian music scene before returning to Denver and joining AMZY in 2014.
The band is set to release an EP this summer featuring their two singles "5 Minutes to Midnight" and "Time to Change," which encompass themes of hope and personal struggle the band has experienced in their lives.
"We wrote 5 minutes to midnight as a monument to the youthful mindset that we often abandon when we become adults," said Sean and Brennan, "there's always a happy ending in the back of your mind that allows you to enjoy your current place in life, but at some point the reality of the situation kicks in and you suddenly feel overwhelmed and unable to move."
"'Time to Change' marks the moment of realization that you need to get out of the darkness and start making the vision in the back of your mind become a reality."